What does Lu mean?
Lu [lu] as a girls' name has its roots in Old German and Latin, and the meaning of Lu is "famous warrior; light; famous warrior; other, foreign". Lu is an alternate form of Lou: short transcription of Louann. Lu is also a variant of Louise (Old German). Lu is also used as a form of Lucy (Latin) and Luella (Old English, Old German).
(female) Lle, Luly, ..
(male) Lle, Luly, ..
How popular is Lu?
Lu is a very prominent first name for females (#1758 out of 4276, Top 41%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1424 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Lu for girls. Lu reached its highest rank of #661 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Shown below is a study of the popularity of the girl name Lu and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Lu are Lucy (#55 the previous year), Lola (#224), Lucia (#225), Luz (#959), Louise (#1083), Luisa (#1130), Luella (#1337), Lucie (#1447), Lois (#1882), Lula (#1994), Lulu, Lou and Luci. Usage of these forms of Lu was at its highest during 1910-1919 (usage of 2%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.6%, down 71%), with forms such as Louise becoming somewhat dated. Lucy has been the most well-known version, although Lucia seems to be becoming a favorite too.